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tomtoolbag
Senior Contributor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........

  I don't know much about Cain other than he's got crappy taste in pizza. Bachmann isn't ready for prime-time, and the more she opens her mouth, the less likely that she'll retain her seat. Newt is a serious candidate but has a lot of "issues" to overcome or make people forget about, or change the history of. Where's Huckabee at in the big picture?????

Milligan Hay - Iowa d:^)
Veteran Advisor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........


@tomtoolbag wrote:

  I don't know much about Cain other than he's got crappy taste in pizza. Bachmann isn't ready for prime-time, and the more she opens her mouth, the less likely that she'll retain her seat. Newt is a serious candidate but has a lot of "issues" to overcome or make people forget about, or change the history of. Where's Huckabee at in the big picture?????


Maybe its me, but I like Godfather's Pizza, but he has been leader and CEO of many companies, Coca-Cola, Pillsbury's/Burger King and then Godfather's .... bringing them from the brink.  He also worked six years for the Department of the Navy.  http://www.hermancain.com/

 

(I can't wait to hear some of the "blackfella" comments from the left on Cain.)

 

My thinking is that Bachmann will be the Vice-Presidential nominee no matter who wins.

 

Newt's problems somewhat pale in comparison with how screwed up the country finds itself.  Heck, folks looked the other way with FDR's, Kennedy's, and Clinton's getting some "nookie" with others while in office, so Newt's past might not matter..... besides, he is an old dude now, so his drive to stray might now have dried up and blown away.

 

Pawlenty and Santorum are still in the hunt and might yet rise to the top, but in Iowa, they are not "star power" yet.   Huckabee will probably stay right where he is.... making some good money and having fun doing his TV show.

tomtoolbag
Senior Contributor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........

  Godfather's pizza was OK back in the late 70s and early 80s, but I was weaned on Happy Joes pizza. I haven't seen a Godfather's around for quite awhile, but maybe down South. He's got an impressive background, but the only thing that bothers me is his past with the Federal reserve. He's got to overcome some of the extremists in your party that will have issues with his skin tone, but he seems palatable to independents and some of the left. Yes, Newt could overcome those issues, and Pawlenty seems OK but he backed cap and trade so you folks might have a problem with him, and that he's not conservative enough.

  Do everybody a favor and kick crazy-Shelley to the curb soon, so we won't have that dog crap in one hand or a rose in the other choice again.

Milligan Hay - Iowa d:^)
Veteran Advisor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........


@tomtoolbag wrote:

  Godfather's pizza was OK back in the late 70s and early 80s, but I was weaned on Happy Joes pizza. I haven't seen a Godfather's around for quite awhile, but maybe down South. He's got an impressive background, but the only thing that bothers me is his past with the Federal reserve. He's got to overcome some of the extremists in your party that will have issues with his skin tone, but he seems palatable to independents and some of the left. Yes, Newt could overcome those issues, and Pawlenty seems OK but he backed cap and trade so you folks might have a problem with him, and that he's not conservative enough.

  Do everybody a favor and kick crazy-Shelley to the curb soon, so we won't have that dog crap in one hand or a rose in the other choice again.


All of the Happy Joes have vanished here in Iowa, but there are tons of Godfather's Pizza places here.  In fact, in our town, Godfather's does better than Pizza Hut, and the Breadeaux Pizza place just closed down.

 

Cain's race isn't any big deal, IMHO, and we don't dwell on race anywhere near as much as the liberals do with their "race card" du jour screed. "Don't like Obama's socialistic policies??? Well!!!!, Dat's Raysis!!!!!"

 

I heard Pawlenty on a local talk show in Des Moines say that he deeply regrets his past "Cap and Tax" stand, and now is fully against it.  So, that might not hurt him as much going forth.

 

Calling Obama "dog crap in one hand", is a bit harsh, isn't it?  Smiley Wink

dagwud
Senior Contributor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........

I still have a hard time believing Trump will actually run and wonder if this is all some type of publicity stunt to help his TV ratings and finances.  I would think Trump has more skeletons in his closet then your average candidate.

 

 

Here are some interesting results I saw on last nights NBC News from a new NBC - Wall Street Journal poll.

Asked who they currently favored for president Repubs responded with:

Romney 21%

Trump    17%

Huckabee 17%

Newt  11%

 

 

They said in last month's poll Huckabee was in second place but that Trump had gone up while Huckabee had gone down.

 

 

Asked who they currently favored for president Tea Partiers responded with:

Trump 20%

Romney 17%

Huckabee 14%

Palin 12%

Newt 9%

Bachman 8%

 

 

I was a little surprised but glad that Palin and Bachman were not higher then they were. 

 

 

Other interesting poll results were on the budget and possible government shut down.

 

 

Repub. voters responded with 56% saying Congressional Repubs should stick to their position while 38% said they should compromise.

 

 

Dem voters responded with 26% saying Congressional Dems should stick to their position while 68% think they should compromise.

 

 

Asked of all voters if our country is on the right track 68% responded that we were on the wrong track while 28% said we were on the right track.

 

 

Obama received 54% approval rating for his handling of the fighting in Libya which NBC reported is higher then his ratings for his handling of the war in Iraq.

Milligan Hay - Iowa d:^)
Veteran Advisor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........


@dagwud wrote:

I still have a hard time believing Trump will actually run and wonder if this is all some type of publicity stunt to help his TV ratings and finances.  I would think Trump has more skeletons in his closet then your average candidate.

 

 

Here are some interesting results I saw on last nights NBC News from a new NBC - Wall Street Journal poll.

Asked who they currently favored for president Repubs responded with:

Romney 21%

Trump    17%

Huckabee 17%

Newt  11%

 

 

They said in last month's poll Huckabee was in second place but that Trump had gone up while Huckabee had gone down.

 

 

Asked who they currently favored for president Tea Partiers responded with:

Trump 20%

Romney 17%

Huckabee 14%

Palin 12%

Newt 9%

Bachman 8%

 

 

I was a little surprised but glad that Palin and Bachman were not higher then they were. 

 

 

Other interesting poll results were on the budget and possible government shut down.

 

 

Repub. voters responded with 56% saying Congressional Repubs should stick to their position while 38% said they should compromise.

 

 

Dem voters responded with 26% saying Congressional Dems should stick to their position while 68% think they should compromise.

 

 

Asked of all voters if our country is on the right track 68% responded that we were on the wrong track while 28% said we were on the right track.

 

 

Obama received 54% approval rating for his handling of the fighting in Libya which NBC reported is higher then his ratings for his handling of the war in Iraq.


With my contacts in the Iowa GOP, which are a lot... in the hundreds, at least... Romney is not being talked about, except by Doug Gross, former governor candidate, who is pretty much of a nobody in Iowa. (except he thinks that he still matters, LOL)

 

Iowa is looking for something new, someone with fire in the belly.... someone who will undo government largess and waste.  Like I said in another post.... Trump's name usually gets a big laugh from everyone..... but hey, if he wants to toss a lot of $$$$$$$$ into our GOP war-chest, far be it for me to turn him away. Smiley Happy

tomtoolbag
Senior Contributor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........

   Happy Joes opened up a place a few years back around here but it's so blasted expensive now that we haven't ate there for a year or so, but it does have a drive-thru for pick up. We like the Taco Joe and Canadian Bacon and sauerkraut pizzas.

 

  LOL, you knew that I was referring to Palin, but I like the way you did the ole switcheroo and put it back onto Obama. I did a write-in because of the banker-backing of both Obama and McCain, and also because Palin was in the picture. Maybe someday the primaries will all be held on the same day for every state so some decent candidates aren't washed out by the time they get to a lot of states(think Ron Paul). BTW, thanks a lot for screwing everybody out of him.

dagwud
Senior Contributor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........

Even though it would cost my state a bunch of money I agree with Tom.  Have all the primaries on the same day.  Seems the fairest way for all candidates and all states.

Milligan Hay - Iowa d:^)
Veteran Advisor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........


@tomtoolbag wrote:

   Happy Joes opened up a place a few years back around here but it's so blasted expensive now that we haven't ate there for a year or so, but it does have a drive-thru for pick up. We like the Taco Joe and Canadian Bacon and sauerkraut pizzas.

 

  LOL, you knew that I was referring to Palin, but I like the way you did the ole switcheroo and put it back onto Obama. I did a write-in because of the banker-backing of both Obama and McCain, and also because Palin was in the picture. Maybe someday the primaries will all be held on the same day for every state so some decent candidates aren't washed out by the time they get to a lot of states(think Ron Paul). BTW, thanks a lot for screwing everybody out of him.


Your favorite pizza toppings are our favorites, too.

 

Ron Paul actually won 3 of the 23 precincts in Warren County in 2008, were second to Huckabee in several others .... If Ron or Rand Paul actually throw their hat into the ring, I have a feeling that they will do a lot better than you think here in Iowa.  So far, they have not said that they are "going for it".

tomtoolbag
Senior Contributor

Re: Whoopi's most excellent question.........

  Throw this idea around a bit, how about open primaries all on the same day, and you can vote for one candidate from each party. Here's another one, the overall winning candidate in the general election for president is the president, but the losing candidate is the V.P. That would maybe wash out some of the big money or corporate influence.

  It's a way to get access to the best candidates for everybody, instead of picking the mopes that are still standing by the time they get to the majority of the states, or the ones with the big money backing.